Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Planning & Inspiration

How To Decorate A Large Reception Venue With Wedding Flowers

Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brook and Scott Wedding – Reception Atmosphere – High Centerpiece – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

One of the biggest challenges of having a wedding reception at a big venue is figuring out how to fill it with decor. As much as soaring ceilings and endless floor area inspire awe, they also induce anxiety for couples once they start thinking about florals. We always remind our clients that instead of feeling stressed, they should view this as an opportunity to be creative, expressive, and make their wedding unforgettably unique. There are tried-and-true designs and tablescape plans that tick all the boxes for transforming a cavernous space into warm and majestic scene. From hanging floral installations to bright white floral arrangements to bold and colorful centerpieces, here are stunning ideas for decorating a large reception venue with wedding flowers.
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Gabriela and Sam Wedding - Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Kate Edwards Weddings

Weddings

Gabriela & Sam: A Sophisticated Garden Soirée in Brooklyn

Gabriela and Sam Wedding - Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Kate Edwards Weddings

Gabriela and Sam Wedding – Bride and Groom Walking Down Aisle – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Kate Edwards Weddings

Gabriela and Sam met in 2019 when they both worked together at an advertising agency. After months of hardly ever interacting in the office, they joined coworkers for Friday night karaoke. The next morning, Gabriela woke up to a text from Sam asking her to go to the Central Park Zoo later that day. Remembering the effortless unfolding of their relationship, Gabriela says, “Sam and I knew immediately that we wanted to continue to see each other. There was no ‘what are we?’ stage. One day we were single and the next day we were together. It felt right and we just went for it. As they say, ‘when you know, you know.’”
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Anna and Michael Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet - Catch - Zani and Duwayne Photography

Weddings

Anna & Michael: An Elegant, Tropical Celebration at Catch Steak NYC

Anna and Michael Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet - Catch - Zani and Duwayne Photography

Anna and Michael Wedding – Bride and Groom Portrait Bouquet – Catch – Zani and Duwayne Photography

When Anna and Michael met at the end of 2020 during the pandemic, dating was anything but casual. “Life still wasn’t back to ‘normal,’” Anna remembers. “Because many places to socialize weren’t open, we immediately spent a lot of time together.” The situation was to Michael’s favor because he was on a waiting list to get a new puppy (It was Michael’s profile photo with his parents’ puppy that initially caught Anna’s attention). “I was really excited when it finally arrived,” she says. “Michael goes to work very early every day. I was working remotely so he asked me to stay over for a week to help.” Raising a puppy in New York City isn’t easy. “My patience was definitely tested. I threatened to go back home a couple of times,” she jokingly says. “That first week turned into me pretty much moving in and we have been inseparable ever since.”
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Brooke and Scott Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Weddings

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings Of 2022

Brooke and Scott Wedding - Chuppah - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brooke and Scott Wedding – Chuppah – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

To say that 2022 has been an unprecedented year for weddings would be an understatement. It was predicted that more couples would say “I Do” in 2022 than in any other year since 1984. While exact numbers aren’t in yet, our sense is that we’re close to hitting the mark. As wedding florists, we saw firsthand how getting married in a post-pandemic moment influenced our clients’ decisions. Perhaps it had to do with the slowing down and reflection that happened during 2020-2021, but couples were more willing than ever before to take risks and be creative when it came to flowers and decor, attire, food, and entertainment. Expectations about everything being ‘perfect’ gave way to being fully present during this once-in-a-lifetime event. While many of the weddings we are about to highlight look spectacular on an aesthetic level, upon further inspection, you will see that they are speckled with unique and meaningful details that are a sincere expression of the couple’s love and personality. Please join us as we look back at the Real BB Weddings of 2022.
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Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Festive Fall Centerpiece Ideas You Can Make at Home

Showroom with Rachel - BB behind the scenes - Fall Floral Trends - Kim Mancuso Photography

Showroom with Rachel – BB behind the scenes – Fall Floral Trends – Kim Mancuso Photography

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family around the table. If you’ve stepped up to the plate of hosting Thanksgiving this year, you’ve probably spent some time scrolling Instagram and Pinterest looking for ways to elevate the atmosphere at dinner with beautiful decor. Look no further, we have you covered. From an intimate candlelit tablescape to floral arrangements that look like modern works of art, here are festive, DIY fall centerpiece ideas that celebrate the joy of the season.
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A Guide To Candle Holders: Bright Ideas For Every Wedding Style

Rylie and Richard - Wedding Tablescape Floral and Greenery Garland - Lotte Palace - Dreamlife Photos and Video

Rylie and Richard – Wedding Tablescape Floral and Greenery Garland – Lotte Palace – Dreamlife Photos and Video

The earliest candle holder dates to 400 B.C. and is made of clay. We’ve come a long way since then and while they still serve a functional purpose, candle holders are now an essential detail used in wedding decor and come in an array of sizes, shapes, styles, finishes, and colors. When it comes time to select a type of candle holder, we tell our clients to start the process by considering their flowers and desired aesthetic in relationship to the venue space. Whether you want to illuminate your reception with grand candelabras or dress up a long tablescape with lyrical dancing flames, we’ve put together a guide to candle holders with beautiful ideas for shining light on your wedding day.
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